Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 
BettaMama11
New Member
 
BettaMama11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
A very bossy lady!!

My new sorority, has a new boss in town and she's the most dominating betta I've ever had! Doesn't like the other ladies being in the spotlight so they spend a lot of time hiding and swimming away from her...have any of you guys had a similar problem..not quite sure what to do about it...feel like she's making the other girls miserable!
BettaMama11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #2 
vilmarisv
Member
 
vilmarisv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Never had taht problem but some females are not sorority material... you might want to consider a different setup for her.
vilmarisv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #3 
Bambi
Member
 
Bambi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Yeah, some girls are just too agressive(or easily stessed) to be in groups.

If she's doing more then just being the "alpha" then you can try removing/replacing her and giving her her own tank.
Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #4 
GreenTea
Member
 
GreenTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Was she just added? Sometimes if the sorority is already established and you add a new female, there is a sense she is not part of the group and can be violent and defensive, which goes away one she becomes accustomed to her surroundings and all the girls get used to one another. Just keep on eye on them.

If it is very violent, you can try a "time out" I call it. I float the aggressive female in a clear jar or small tank in the sorority so everyone can get a look at her and she can get a look at everyone else. Sometimes I keep her in there for a week, replacing the water with tank water twice a day so it doesn't get bad. Then release her after a few days or a week. You can also rearrange a few decor items and/or add more plants.

In the end, like Vil said, there are some females who need to be alone. Trust your guy so no one gets hurt!
GreenTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #5 
BettaMama11
New Member
 
BettaMama11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
They were all just added, she chases the others away, sometimes nips but isn't overtly aggressive...I think I will try a time out with her, because even during feeding times she makes it difficult for the others to eat due to the chasing...I think I will also add more tall plants to create some more cover for the others...
BettaMama11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #6 
GreenTea
Member
 
GreenTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Sounds good :) Keep us updated. Feel free to ask me sorority questions...I have female giants mixed with small to regular sized hmpks without issues.
GreenTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #7 
BettaMama11
New Member
 
BettaMama11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
cool will do GreenTea!! and thanks all for the suggestions!! appreciate it!
BettaMama11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #8 
GreenTea
Member
 
GreenTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Youre welcome!
GreenTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flirty lady? Abby Betta Chat 4 03-08-2011 02:51 PM
Dude looks like a lady? TheKingsFish Betta Chat 17 01-21-2011 07:55 PM
new lady!!!!! cindylou Betta Pictures 12 12-06-2009 07:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.